Our editor's review the new TALS 500 Pack and the Smokette II from Cookshack.
Tackle Pack The new TALS 500 Pack is a wearable tackle-storage solution for anglers who wade or fish out of float tubes or kayaks. The nylon pack features a fold-down work tray, which has elastic storage straps and doubles as a rod rest, and eight rotating-access lure tubes that attach with hook-and-loop fasteners. There’s also an exterior pocket and a six-point adjustable harness. Price: $39.99. From TALS Fishing Gear. 877-882-3255; www.tals-fishing.com.-Ken Schultz
Great Smoked Flavor Perfect for home and camp use in any weather, the stainless-steel Smokette II is a welded 110-volt professional-quality smoker. With a 500-watt thermostatically controlled heating element, superior insulation, and no drafts of drying air, it produces superb smoked fish and meat. The 82-pound unit sits on casters and holds 22 pounds of food. (Cold-smoke kits are also available.) Price: $479. From Cookshack. 800-423-0698; www.cookshack.com.-K.S.